Once upon a time, Nike, adidas and other sneaker brands would bless us with coveted releases once, maybe twice a month. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for different footwear labels to drop multiple pairs of heat in just one weekend. Making your cop or drop decision as easy as possible, we continue our weekly roundup of the most sought after silhouettes for the week. Check out the list below and chime in on the styles you’ll be picking up.
Nike Air Max 1 OG
Release Date: September 26
Release Price: $140 USD, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS
30 years strong and Nike’s Air Max 1 model is back for a celebration. Over the years we’ve seen our fair share of iterations of the model but nothing compares to its “OG” edition boasting a mix of White, Grey and Varsity Red coloring. The returning model rests atop of a visible Air Max unit with Nike branding found on its tongue and heel. Continuing its legacy, you can expect this Air Max 1 drop to be on sneaker enthusiasts’ must cop list frequently.
Nike Air VaporMax “College Navy”
Release Date: September 28
Release Price: $190 USD, available via select Nike retailers and Nike SNKRS
Nike is keeping its foot on the gas when it comes to the success of its latest innovation in the Air VaporMax model. The lightweight sneaker has been used as a canvas to numerous collaborations from Virgil Abloh to CLOT and popular colorways such as “Triple Black” and much more. This time around the Air VaporMax hosts “College Navy” while hits of light purple are incorporated into the mix via its Flyknit upper. Speckles make their way onto the VaporMax cushioning system to close the colorway out.
Stüssy x New Balance 990v4
The “dad shoe” craze continues and New Balance has joined forces with Stüssy to continue the wave cemented by last week’s Balenciaga Triple-S. This time around New Balance’s staple 990v4 model is drenched in Cream coloring along with white serving as a complement. Black is placed on its outsole as a contrast while Stüssy’s double S logo is place on its insoles. Staying true to its original design, this collaboration keeps things minimal and lets its color scheme speak for itself.
Converse x NBA Collection
Nike and Converse’s NBA Celebration continues. The iconic Chuck Taylor All Star model is added to the list of sneakers such as the Air Force 1 to commemorate the Swoosh’s deal with the NBA as it will be delivered in special colorways honoring each NBA team. Offered in three options of Gameday, Legend and Franchise, NBA fans will have the luxury of choosing between casual and luxe iterations to show support of their favorite squads. You can take a look at more details surrounding the Converse NBA Collection here.
Air Jordan 5 “Flight Suit”
Release Date: September 30
Release Price: $190 USD, available via select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS
Michael Jordan’s famed Flight Suit serves as the inspiration for this Air Jordan 5 colorway. Following the model’s “Red Suede” edition which launched this summer, a similar motif is carried on as its upper boasts a monochromatic aesthetic. The Jordan 5’s lace lock returns in addition to its reflective 3M material found on its tongue. Black coloring is placed behind its tongue and lining for its finishing touches.
Nike Kyrie 3 “University Red”
Release Date: September 30
Release Price: $120 USD, available via select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com
Kyrie Irving’s third signature silhouette with Nike returns with a “University Red” theme. Resting atop of a white outsole, its upper is covered with a quilted design and complemented by Kyrie Irving’s signature throughout. Done in silver coloring, its Swoosh logo grabs your attention as serves as an contrast to its strong upper. With the Nike Kyrie 3 being previously release in a Kobe inspired colorway, how does its “University Red” edition stand up against other drops?
Nike Kobe A.D. Mid “Baseline”
Release Date: October 1
Release Price: $150 USD available via select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com
The “Black Mamba’s “Nike legacy continues with a new drop. The newly introduced Nike Kobe A.D. Mid is back in a new “Baseline” version as it sports “Court Purple” throughout. Placing an emphasis on Kobe Bryant’s basketball intelligence and how he breaks down the game, you’ll find blueprint like inspiration on the model thanks to its double layered Swoosh logo and Kobe graphic found on its heel. White serves as its base while the aforementioned “Court Purple” is placed on its outsole and inner lining.
You can catch up on last week’s drops here.